Sociology BA (A), Work, Organization and Society, 7,5 credits

Syllabus:

Sociology BA (A), Work, Organization and Society, 7,5 credits

General data

  • Code: SO112G
  • Subject/Main field: Sociology
  • Cycle: First cycle
  • Progression: (A)
  • Credits: 7.5
  • Progressive specialization: G1N - First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Established: 12/5/2019
  • Date of change: 11/18/2022
  • Version valid from: 1/11/2022

Aim

The aim of the course is to introduce sociological concepts relevant for organizational and work life studies and give the student analytical tools for problematizing social phenomena and situations. The course also provides knowledge on the ways sociology could be utilized in studies of work and organizations.

Course objectives

After the course, the student should show ability to:

- describe concepts and perspectives regarding theories about work, organization and society.
- discuss on a general level the role of work and organizations in society.
- problematize the role of organizations in processes of societal changes.

Content

The course aims in an understanding of the role of work and organizations in society, with a theoretical base of modern sociology. The role of organizations in broad societal change will be in focus.

Entry requirements

General entry requirements

Selection rules and procedures

The selection process is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

Instruction is in the form of lectures, seminars, and project work.

Examination form

1000: Examination, 7.5 Credits
Grade scale: Fail (U), Pass (G), or Pass with distinction (VG)

Students are assessed via written assignments and seminars.

Grading system

Fail (U), Pass (G), or Pass with distinction (VG)

Course reading

Required literature

  • Author: Watson, Tony
  • Title: Sociology, Work and Organizations
  • Edition: Latest edition
  • Publisher: Polity Press
  • Comment: selected parts (according to instructions)
  • Author: Vallas, Steven & Prener, Christoffer
  • Article title: Dualism, job polarization and the social construction of precarious work
  • Journal: Polity Press
  • Year/Volume/nr/pages: Latest edition
  • Author: Sennet, Richard
  • Title: The Culture of the New capitalism
  • Edition: Latest edition
  • Publisher: Polity Press
  • Author: Giddens, Anthony & Sutton, Philip W
  • Title: Sociology
  • Edition: Latest edition
  • Publisher: Polity Press
  • Comment: Selected parts (according to intstructions)
  • Author: Ahrne, Göran
  • Title: Social organizations. Interaction inside, outside and between organizations
  • Edition: Latest edition
  • Publisher: Polity Press

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